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debian package creation without a configure script

I've been trying to package an in house code project but have been having trouble. I can create a package, but the actual binaries are not installed when I run sudo dpkg -i ...
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Can I call other dpkg or apt-* commands within my preinst scripts?

As part of my custom (in-house) .deb file that will be deployed to Ubuntu 12.04 devices, I need to add several PPA repositories, run apt-get update, and then install packages from those PPAs. Can ...
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how to install lsb-rpm [duplicate]

I am trying to install Oracle 11g. I have downloaded the lsb-rpm package from http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/rpm/lsb-rpm_4.7.2-1lubuntu0.1_amd64.deb. But I get the following errors ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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Installation failures

I used a pre-written shell script to install steam and it supplied me with libc-ubuntu.deb file. When I dpkg the deb file it says this: sudo dpkg -i libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.2_i386.deb (Reading database ...
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Repacked proprietary software keeps updating the same deb

I repacked a proprietary program delivered as tar file to a deb file for having a company wide repository. I used reprepro to set up a repository and signed it. A unix timestamp is faking a ...
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why apt-get not use packages availabe in archives folder copied by aptoncd instead download again

I used aptoncd to creat .iso of installed packages and also add some packages not installed by apt-get ( i have .deb from previous install like vlc, apache2 etc). I am able to restore all packages ...
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229 views

how to package installed packages?

is there anyway to package the installed software on the system? i mean without going to/var/cache/apt.. and without downloading anything else, can i use a dpkg command to make a packages from all ...
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DPKG installation error due to LZMA error

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I had recently upgraded the LMZA library to 4.43 which is the latest version. Ever since it gives error while installing few softwares and upgrades. It shows the ...
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Unpacking with dpkg incredibly slow

I'm experiencing a huge slow down during any installation with apt or "dpkg --install" whenever the installation comes to the point of unpacking something. For example, currently the system is ...
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can dpkg obtain the source code of a package?

apt-get source {some-package-name} gets the source code of that .deb. Can this be achieved with dpkg instead? Or with software-center?
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What is a tainted binary package?

Using dpkg I created some debian packages containing self-written libraries that install without problems. But when I try to run lintian on one of them, I just get the following error: warning: ...
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Splitting a large package into smaller ones/upgrade path for users?

I maintain a couple of large packages that we use internally and starting with the next release I would like to split those into smaller packages. These packages are already installed in a number of ...
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How do I specify a string to display in the Ubuntu software-center when creating a package with dpkg-deb?

When I open *.deb packages downloaded from the internet in the Ubuntu software-center, it displays a "nice" name for the package (including upper- and lowercase, spaces, special characters, ...). ...
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unstripped binary or object creating debian package

I'm new to package creation and I'm trying to create a .deb package and keep getting 'unstripped-binary-or-object' on all my libraries and executables. I have everything setup in the directory tree ...
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dpkg from URL wrapper not functioning… :(

I have modified an already available wrapper to execute the process in a safer manner. The containing script cat-s the body into an executable script under /usr/bin/. #!/bin/bash # dpkg-url # ...
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189 views

How can I include a custom command in deb file, to be executed at the end of installation?

Well, I like to mark /usr/bin/program.sh as executable using following command: chmod +x /usr/bin/program.sh I want the above command to be executed at the end of installation of the Debian ...
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How to cd to where I extracted a package, and run dpkg-deb -D?

I am following the step-by-step instructions on how to install ThinkPad Fan Control here but I could not get past this step (seen below): Open a terminal and run this command: Code: ...
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How do I check if I have the exact same deb as installed on a system

When building packages for internal company projects, sometimes we loose track of the package source and only have the binary .deb. Even worse, the package builder may install it onto a production ...
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fakeroot debian/rules binary error

I have a package I'm maintaining. When I issue "fakeroot debian/rules binary" I get this error: dh_install --sourcedir=debian/tmp cp: cannot stat `debian/tmp/usr/share/prg/1.svg': No such file or ...
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How to find and back up only files not part of a package

How can I find a list of every file that is modified or added outside the debian package management system? Cruft is unmaintained and doesn't know about the way today's debian package management ...
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Packages not showing up in created APT repository

I created an APT repository using deb-scanpackages, and it seemed to go well. When I did a apt-get update on another server, the Packages.gz file was retrieved, and all seemed well - until I went to ...
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Filenames in the apt cache directory

Why the packages in the directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ have names like: *x11proto-damage-Dev_1%3a1.2.0-1_all.deb* where the "strange" in this case is "%3". In fact, if I download it ...
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Building a .deb file, install dependencies too

I am part of a small team that develop an intranet web app. We want to a method of easy installation, so we were thinking about how apt-get works, especially with installing dependencies. Our app has ...
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Apt-get with no HTTP/FTP access

Is it possible to install packages using apt-get install without having HTTP access? In other words, can apt-get install packages from a small local repository? I know I can use sudo dpkg -i deb_file ...